Meet Our Team

Dermatologist Orlando | Dr. Kathleen W. Judge | Serving Central Florida

Kathleen W. Judge, MD

Kathleen W. Judge, MD grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana as one of five siblings. She met her husband in high school and married when she was eighteen. She had two beautiful boys, Shane and Ryan, shortly after. When the boys were getting older she decided that it was time to go back to work and do some good. She had always wanted to be a doctor but did not think it was possible at that point in her life. After trying her hand at several other careers, Dr. Judge and Mr. Judge agreed that the family would work together to achieve her singular goal of becoming a practicing physician. After years of hard work and sacrifice, Dr. Judge’s dream came true when she opened her own private practice in 2000. Her family could not be prouder.

  • Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon
  • Performed over 10,000 surgeries in the last 5 years alone
  • Possesses extensive experience with pediatric dermatology
  • Performed thousands of cosmetic procedures
  • Practicing dermatology for nearly 20 years

Professional Societies and Associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgeons
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Orange County Medical Society
  • American Society for Dermatologic Society
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

What is a Physician’s Assistant (PA)?

A Physician’s Assistant is a health care provider licensed to practice medicine as a member of a healthcare team, under the supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. PAs enhance the delivery of high quality health care and are trained and qualified to:

  • Take medical histories
  • Examine and treat patients
  • Make diagnoses
  • Prescribe medications
  • Counsel patients
  • Perform minor procedures

At our office, PA’s undergo extensive training with Doctor Judge and shadow her for several months in her work as a dermatologist, seeing and following up with hundreds of patients. The only procedure that the PA’s do not perform at our Orlando office is surgery. We are able to provide you with a more efficient surgery schedule by having a dedicated provider for surgeries.

PAs are trained in accredited programs which incorporate intensive classroom training and clinical rotations in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Graduates of accredited PA training programs must pass a national certification examination in order to practice. Supervising physicians and state law determine the scope of a PA’s direction.


Dermatologist Orlando | Dr. Kathleen W. Judge | Serving Central Florida

Caridad Lopez, MCMSc, PA

Caridad “Cari” Lopez arrived in Miami as an eleven year old when her family moved from Cuba to pursue a better life. She excelled as a student and received a full scholarship to the University of Florida. In her senior year, Cari received news that would change her life. She was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. During her treatment she focused on school and graduated with a dual degree in Entomology/Nematology and Microbiology. Cari has used her experience to offer support to others and to raise awareness. Every cloud has a silver lining and Cari met her husband, Michael, who was her tech at the hospital where she received treatment. They have two dogs, Tyson and Daisy. Trivia: Cari can’t swim, loves chocolate, and grows orchids.

  • Practicing Dermatology for nearly 10 years
  • Dual Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida
  • Masters of Clinical Medical Science from Barry University
  • Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University
  • Graduated as the Salutatorian from Barry University

Professional Societies and Associations

  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Dermatologist Orlando | Dr. Kathleen W. Judge | Serving Central Florida

Johanna Espenshied, MHS, PA

Johanna Espenschied was born right here in Orlando. When she was little, her Dad worked at a publishing company in New York. Rather than uproot the family, he decided to commute to work every week, and would fly back and forth between New York and Florida. They often joked and imagined that he was a secret agent executing covert ops. Her Dad’s work ethic and dedication to provide a solid foundation has led to Johanna’s self-confidence and easy nature. She loves research and exploring all facets of the science of medicine, which is why she became a PA. She also leads a very active lifestyle with her dog, Hank, who she refers to as “my precious.” They go camping, hiking, and paddle boarding together. Hank has newly discovered fish and tries to catch them from the paddle board. He is as yet unsuccessful.

  • Practicing dermatology for over 2 years (started in 2014)
  • Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida
  • Master’s of Health Science from the University of South Alabama

Professional Societies and Associations

  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

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700 E. Michigan St.
Orlando, FL 32806


Tel: 407.481.2620Fax: 407.992.7700

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